This shadow puppet story will help to develop your child’s language and literacy skills, especially their listening skills. Watching it together is a great way of encouraging your child to enjoy the whole process of storytelling.The activity is also a fun, interactive way for your child to become more aware of cultural festivals and celebrations.
How to extend the magic
Explain to your child that the Hindu festival of Diwali is known as the ‘festival of lights’. Homes are decorated with colourful paper lanterns and colourful rangoli patterns, and special lamps are lit. You can learn more about how people celebrate Diwali by visiting the Watch & Listen area of the CBeebies website. Click on ‘Celebrating Diwali’ to find out how one girl prepares for the festival.